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Oct 27, 2012 7:00am EDT
everyday. if necessary use words. i have never known anybody who preached the gospel more effectively in so many ways than george. a piecemaker. a humanitarian. a teacher. a minister. a congressman. a senator. a voice for the voiceless. and a champion for hungry children. in some ways it is and higher need that george's adult life began in war. when asked about his military service he would always minimize his heroism. but the fact is that if he had done nothing after reaching the age of 25 years old today we would be celebrating the life of an american hero. 35 missions in the be 24. as scott said so well last night there would have been a lot more had the war gone. a lot more than one close call. shrapnel penetrating the windshield at one point, nearly killing him. a blown wheel, an emergency landing, and on his 30 fifth and final mission, so much fire that when he landed they counted the holes in his fuselage and wings and it number 110. george's life was not an easy one. he saw more than his share of hardship, loss he fought many battles beyond the ones in the airp
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
discusses her education of afghan women and girls. they left the country for the u.s. after the russian invasion. she also started a home accessory business that employs afghans. from the woodrow wilson center this is an hour. >> the director of the program at the wilson center, back to welcome you all to today's meeting, how to protect women and girls when america leaves afghanistan focusing on education. i was coming down the stairs with our speaker, she said the problem is not only protecting girls but also protecting girls and boys and make sure they have access to education this meeting is sponsored by the centers asia program and women's leadership initiati initiative, a new program run by my dear friend and colleague, she is the president of the chair of the initiative and we will be hearing a lot from her because she is a very active person and organized meetings all the time. we actually had a joint meeting a week ago for afghani women. are with like to use this opportunity to welcome her back to the center and also i would like to welcome mrs. johnson who is one of the women p
Oct 6, 2012 7:00am EDT
convention for inviting us. welcome to the audience watching us at home, at work on c-span. we are halfway between the home of the baltimore orioles and the washington nationals. i give you greetings from new york, land of the 27 world championships. thank you very much. that was market tested in new york and did much better off we enough. that would be the strongest partisan comments i will make today. many of you know we are currently partnering with nbc news and the wall street journal to told nine battleground states and national polls during the campaign. our partnership with knights of columbus bates to 2008 and during that time we conducted many surveys which tried to get beyond the labels and page-1 headlines. i would like to begin today with the ever changing overview of the presidential campaign which will hopefully set the context for barbara's discussion on our poll work on values. looking at the presidential election if there's one word to characterize this election it is polarization. as we look at the map of the country you are familiar with the divisions between red states
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
new york. she not only has the highest approval rating of any member of the u.s. cabinet, she has as well topped a gallup poll as the most admired woman in the world, besting the previous record of eleanor roosevelt who held the title for only 13 years. as america continues to engage in north africa, we have been extremely fortunate to be served by a public servant. clinton engage in these challenges day in and day out and cares deeply about the issues and how they affect america's interests and the leaves in an even brighter future for the people of the middle east. please join me in welcoming secretary of state, the hon. hillary rodham clinton. [applause] >> thank you. thank you all. thank you very much. and a special word of thanks to a friend and someone who i admire greatly, general snowcroft. his many years of distinguished service to our country is a great tribute in every respect. thanks also to john alterman and csis for hosting this conference on maghreb transition and seeking stability in an era of uncertainty. i wish to acknowledge dr. tehrat for his involvement in th
Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
pushing for it? which curriculum are they using? are wouldn't say that at all. >> 20 years ago textbooks and the curriculum were silent about religion. thanks to a lot of changes particularly consensus guidelines i talked about teaching about religion snout is in the standards particularly in social studies from. we did a study of state standards a number of years ago and found religion is treated
Oct 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
secretary clinton is no stranger to this topic and she has been putting energy into siphoning the u.s. on relationships and the maghreb countries and ties between those countries themselves since she came into office four years ago. her term as secretary of state follows the distinguished career in public service. as a lawyer in arkansas, as first lady of the united states, and more recen
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